Careers rarely develop the way we plan them. Our career path often takes many twists and turns, with particular events, choices and people influencing our direction.

We asked Mary Joyce from Department of Education and Skills to give some advice for people considering this job:

 

Mary Joyce

Secondary School Teacher

Department of Education and Skills

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  Mary Joyce
Teaching as they say is a vocation, it is a job that requires patience and enthusiasm. If you are considering teaching you need to look beyond the holidays and think of the 9-4 Monday to Friday spent dealing with children or teenagers and the challenges which they might pose.

I would advise anyone thinking of teaching as a career to speak with Teachers and learn of their experiences, both positive and negative. I personally would encourage people to consider teaching as it is an extremely rewarding profession in terms of the interaction you get daily with young people and the colleagues you meet in the job.
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Course Code:
BN025
Title:
Social and Community Development
College:
IT Blanchardstown
Qualification:
Level on the National Framework of Qualifications
Duration:
3 Years

 

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On this course students study various layers of services and social functioning within the community and will develop a critical awareness of the social environment and cultural practices that prevail in Ireland. 



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CAO Points 
2013 Points

300

Change from 2012: 

-10

History:

2012 - 310
2011 - 315
2010 - 320
2009 - 270
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